The book also offers solid supplemental reading for graduate or advanced undergraduate students in music history, puerto rican history, cultural studies, and sociology classes. Many translated example sentences containing bomba y plena englishspanish dictionary and search engine for english translations. Caribbean music from rumba to reggae, temple university press, 1995. Bomba reflects the powerful forces that shaped puerto ricos history, emerging from the african experience on the island before the 1700s. Plena is the more modern of the two rhythms and has over 100 years of use because it developed in the working class towns near the coasts of puerto rico in the 19 th century bomba enjoys over 300 years of history in puerto rico and is a. From bomba to hiphop goodreads meet your next favorite book. Bomba y plena remain the most popular forms of folk music on the island, and many cultural events highlight this music for entertainment.
The book highlighted more the differences in latino communities and cultural experiences. They convey a story about events, address topical themes, often comment on political protest movements, and offer satirical commentaries. Bomba the jungle boy at the moving mountain recounts how bomba once again defeats a marauding band of headhunters from the distant giant cataract. For over two hundred years, the drumming, dancing and singing of the bomba genre have maintained a vital presence among puerto ricans. Bomba the jungle boy in the abandoned city is actually a direct continuation of events related in the previous book, jaguar island. Bomba enjoys over 300 years of history in puerto rico and is a clearer symbol of the islands african heritage. Hispanic outlook floress invaluable book establishes a new parameter for the field of latinoa studies. Lydia cortes is the author of the poetry collections lust for lust ten pell books and. Bomba history and practice as an index for the intersections of colonial, racial and gendered power and the embodied enactments of resistance to such forms of power. As the title suggests, music is a connecting thread that runs through the whole book. Bomba reflects a syncretism of african and european musical concepts that have, over the past fifty years, experienced a renaissance and a sociomusical redefinition that have forged a unique contemporary musical culture. Students view pictures in their spanish textbooks, discuss and listen to selection of latin music, and read textbook passage to answer truefalse questions about origins of bomba and plena.
Through the long hot days, grandma fills her apartment with the blaring horns and conga drums of bomba y plena, salsa. On the other hand, for plena, a trio sings in harmony with folkloric hand drums called the panderetas. Bomba of the two, bomba is the oldest, and comes directly from africa specifically, the ashanti, where many black puerto ricans came from originally. Through the long hot days, grandma fills her apartment with the blaring horns and conga drums of bomba y plena, salsa, and merenguethe music she grew. The book s most important new contribution is its examination of the deployment of urban and rural themes in the songs of rafael cortijo y su combo, puerto ricos most influential and culturally relevant popularcommercial music ensemble of the twentieth century, alongside other 1950s cultural texts, including the films of the division of.
Feb 21, 2012 the ten chapters are united by the common theme of puerto rican identity and the survival of cultural memory, especially as these are defined or constructed through popular cultural practices among puerto ricans in the united states. Significant historical and contemporary to bomba in puerto rico and. Coretta scott king and john steptoe new talent award winner eric velasquez shines in the perfect picture book to read with grandparents. The plena that i know is not from china nor japan because the plena comes from. Archiving bomba through diverse bomba genealogies oral history interviews etc. Does anyone have an idea on what callandresponse might mean.
Black residents of the island discuss what it means to be black or afropuerto rican on the island. Listen to songs by bomba y plena on myspace, stream free online music by bomba y plena. Gutierrez is a true example of a fresh generation of bomba and plena practitioners that is. Bomba music and dance originated in the sugar cane plantations and was played, danced and sung as a means to express daily hardships. But bomba and plena, the two major genres of afrorican music, are very different. This book explores this subject trough a number of essays by some of the more important scholars in the field. Bomba and plena music represents the drum music of puerto rico and as such they reflect the african presence in puerto ricos culture. This bomba y plena lesson plan is suitable for 9th 12th grade. Bomba is the spanish word for bomb explosive weapon, but we have at pr other uses for the word. Plena music, dance, culture, history of puerto rico. From printable fun facts, books, plus resources in both english and spanish.
Your browser doesnt seem to have a pdf viewer, please download the pdf to view this item. Young adult, crime, ebooks, fantasy, fiction, graphic novels, historical fiction, history, horror, humor and comedy. Through the long hot days, grandma fills her apartment with the blaring horns and conga drums of bomba y plena, salsa, and merenguethe music she grew up with in puerto ricosharing her memories and passions with eric. Plena is the more modern of the two rhythms and has over 100 years of use because it developed in the working class towns near the coasts of puerto rico in the 19 th century. See more ideas about puerto rican culture, puerto ricans and puerto rico. Navigate to rhythm and then to bomba read the history and information of bomba. Sometimes people say it together so fast its like one thing. Cultura musical afro boricua plena, bomba, salsa y latin jazz. Rivera recalls statements by the founding bomba y plena festival. From bomba to hiphop is a collection of essays written over the last five years by juan flores, the leading puerto rican cultural critic in the unites states and a professor of black and puerto rican studies and sociology at hunter college and cuny graduate center. Book grupo afro boricua with william cepeda, bombazo, blue jackel, 1998.
Students then practice latinstyle dance moves, choose type of musicdance to research, and create childrens book to share. When julia danced bomba cuando julia bailaba arte publico. Noun label a form of traditional drumming, and an associated form of dance, from puerto rico quotenews, 2009, january 23, pop and rock listings, new york times citation, passagethis eclectic group is dedicated to preserving the puerto rican traditions of bomba and plena, two drumfocused and africanderived forms of traditional dance music. Durham county library presents a celebration of puerto rican folkloric dance and cultural drumming at 3 p. The major type of music coming out of puerto rico is salsa, the rhythm of the islands. Bomba y plena lesson plan for 9th 12th grade lesson planet. Bomba y plenas songs stream online music songs listen. It is also part of the history of the diaspora that bridges cultural ties with the island through. It is singplayed with percusion instruments, also sometimes adding trumpets.
A breathtaking afternoon of bomba, plena, and seis as danza fiesta. Cultura plenera will perform at latinofest, taking place on june 2728 at patterson park in baltimore, md check their website and facebook 2 bomba body dance co. Bomba cd, high energy, authentic sound, great liner notes. Website tumblr instagram latina puerto rico history puerto rican culture caribbean art hispanic heritage puerto ricans sale poster beautiful artwork black art. Book smithsonian folkways, puerto rico in washington, 1989.
While bomba can be used as the generic name for a number of rhythms, it is truly about a creative, interactive relationship between dancers, percussionists and singers. Plena developed from bomba music around the beginning of the 20th century in southern puerto rico. Baile y teatro puertorriqueno and a special guest, celebrate puerto rican heritage month. May 01, 2000 while the book is titled from bomba to hip hop it actually had little focus on the art forms. As nouns the difference between plena and bomba is that plena is musicuncountable a style of puerto rican music having a highly syncopated rhythm and often satirical lyrics or plena can be while bomba is label a form of traditional drumming, and an associated form of dance, from puerto rico. Its origins are rooted in the islands history of african slavery but today has. Listen to the latin roots bomba y plena playlist on spotify. Nnpa newswire special correspondent tatyana hopkins coverage of hurricane efforts in puerto rico. From bomba to hiphop is a collection of essays written over the last five years by juan flores, the leading puerto rican cultural critic in the unites states and a professor of black and puerto. Bomba is both a traditional dance and musical style of puerto rico. Its origins are rooted in the islands history of african slavery but today has evolved into a community expression of afropuerto rican culture. The bomba,the plena and the african culture in general, play a very important role in the novel. We were amazed to find a lively band and christmas.
This time they are lead by tocarara, the cochieftain and half brother of the wounded by bomba nascanora. Bomba y plena is a traditional dance of puerto rico. Ortiz shares another story for children about her rich puerto. Expand on the first sentence in the third section, bomba is sung in callandresponse fashions ask. Listen to the track heard on the website sire y sire. When julia danced bomba has a number of words that your students may not be familiar with. Its name literally translated as the sauce that makes parties happen. A wellknown verse from a plena song, roughly translated, indicates that in fact it is from ponce. Caribbean lands word search puzzle free to print pdf file. Bomba as part of a group of afrocaribbean traditions that.
While bomba can be used as the generic name for a number of rhythms, it is truly about a creative, interactive relationship between. Puerto rican culture is a representation of the diverse heritages of three main cultural groups. Anyone wanting insight into puerto rican history and culture will find it enlightening. Inspired by an african folktale, this beautiful book is a variation of the classic cinderella story. History, literature, art, politics and culture are the subjects covered. Thus far five books, this is the only such type of sequel. Also gave me some valuable information on the puerto rican struggle. Bomba 37,0,0,0 music, dance, culture, history of puerto rico. An ebook reader can be a software application for use on a computer such as microsofts free reader application, or a book sized computer that is used solely. Review maps, instruments and concept and form of the plena. This lesson focuses on the african influences found in puerto ricos musical culture by studying bomba music. See more ideas about puerto rico clothing, puerto rican culture and puerto rican music. Durham county library hosts concert and discussion of.859 555 400 1326 1047 865 123 1476 50 382 547 574 520 121 1519 189 1125 1065 576 719 455 894 725 1151 73 635 578 366 571 361 1063 970 625 718 217 1444 1050 1118 996 1103 154 358 183